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The Journey of Felix Baumgartner

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on 1 May 2013

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44 year old Felix Baumgartner, broke the world record of highest free fall as well as the sound barrier. Baumgartner made his jump 24 miles from the edge of space, going faster than the speed of sound at 843.6 mph and taking less than 10 minutes to reach the ground safely. How is it possible that Baumgartner is still alive? In this presentation we're going to tell you how. Enjoy! The Journey of Felix Baumgartner 1. First of all, Baumgartner owes air resistance one, because if it weren't for air resistance, he would've been long gone in a blink of an eye!
When Baumgartner first jumped out of the pod, he wasn't going as fast, but because his weight was greater than the air resistance, he started accelerating (speed up) downwards. At this point, the forces are not balanced. 2. As Baumgartner starts accelerating, the air resistance increases because of the amount of air particles hitting him every second. At this moment, his weight is still a bigger force, so he continues to accelerate as before. The forces are still unbalanced. 3. 4. It's time to open the parachute!
When Baumgartner first opens the parachute, the air resistance increases all of a sudden because of air particles hitting the wide surface area of the parachute causing the upwards force to be much greater than the downwards force, and so he decelerates (slows down) 5. As Baumgartner slows down, the amount of air resistance decreases, until it is once more the same as weight. This is when Baumgartner starts falling at a constant speed, therefore creating a new terminal velocity.
The forces are balanced, once again. The End! Thank you for listening, and we hope you enjoyed our presentation. WEIGHT AIR RESISTANCE #YOLO!!! Acceleration arrow increases, but is still less than the weight arrow. Weight arrow is still bigger You'll never win! We'll see about that... Because of the acceleration, the air resistance increases so much that it eventually becomes the same size as his weight. The forces are now balanced. This means Baumgartner will no longer accelerate, the speed he is going is the fastest he can go or in other words, he has reached the terminal velocity. The forces are balanced. I'm catching up!
Ha, take that Weight! NO, you will never win! HAHA, LOOK WHO'S WINNING NOW IT'S NOT OVER YET! (let's pretend this is a parachute) Phew,
glad that's over! Buamgartner falling at a constant speed. V.S. Amanda Kong
Aleeza Yusuf
Maya Flynn

8MCh The forces are unbalanced. Air resistance increased by a lot. Weight decreases. Speed Time Graphs COOL FACTS It took Buamgartner two and a half hours
for him to get to the edge of space. So once again, thanks to air resistance, Felix Baumgartner survived! The Suit Did you know that Buamgartner
had to wear 4 layers of clothing? "Sometimes you have to go really high to see how small you are" More on Felix Baumgartner Felix Baumgartner was born in Salzburg, Austria on the 20th of April, 1969. He began skydiving as a teenager at the age of only 16. He worked as a mechanic and motocross diver and his main ambition was to establish himself as a record-breaking skydiver. In 1988 he began performing skydiving exhibitions. Baumgartner says that he won’t be attempting to break any more records in the future after the stress of this one. He wants to spend more time with his relationship with his girlfriend. RECORD BREAKING ATTEMPTS Of his four records, he was aiming to break with his 9 minute, 3 second descent
He is the first free-falling human to break the sound barrier
His top speed was calculated 833.9 miles per hour
He jumped off the 91st floor of the Taipei 101 building, Taiwan
He jumped off the Turning Torso building in Malmo, Sweden
He jumped in Millau Viaduct in France Streamline Definition: Designed with a form that presents very little resistance to a flow or air or water, increasing speed and ease of movement What did Baumgartner do to be streamlined?
He was in a delta position, which deduced the amount air resistance.
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